Getting started at ISLHD

Welcome to the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD)! We're thrilled to have you join our dedicated team committed to providing exceptional health care services to our community. As you embark on this journey with us, you become an integral part of our mission to promote health, wellbeing, and compassionate care.

At ISLHD, we value your expertise, enthusiasm, and dedication. This district is not just a workplace; it's a collaborative community where every individual contributes to our shared goal of delivering outstanding healthcare.

As you settle in, you'll discover a supportive environment that fosters growth, learning, and innovation. We encourage you to engage, connect, and explore the diverse opportunities available within our health district.

Your role here is essential, and your contributions matter. Together, let's continue making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

Your employee number or StaffLink ID

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As a new member of our team, you've been assigned a unique identification number, commonly known as your employee number or StaffLink ID. This number serves as your personal identification and is used to access a multitude of platforms and tools essential for your role. 

As you progress through your journey with us, your employee number will remain a constant identifier, allowing you to navigate our systems efficiently and securely. 

Department/service induction

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When you start a new position in the district, your line manager or a senior staff member will provide department/service induction. This induction aims to familiarise you with your new role and the essential policies, procedures, and processes within your workplace.

Its purpose is to equip you with the necessary knowledge to ensure the safety and proper care of yourself, your colleagues, as well as patients and their families.

We've created a department/service induction checklist to assist in this process. Your manager or induction coordinator will oversee the induction process, using the checklist to ensure all department/service-specific information is covered. 

Corporate orientation

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ISLHD has moved to an eLearning format for our corporate orientation. The ‘Welcome to ISLHD. Let’s get started’ module is accessible via My Health Learning and is available to ISLHD employees only.

The expected duration of the module is approximately 1.5 hours. You will be expected to complete the module in the first week of employment. The module only needs to be completed once. However, it can be used as a reference tool beyond the onboarding period.

Mandatory training

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All new staff are required to complete a suite of mandatory training modules determined by the role that they have within our district. 

Completing mandatory training safeguards patients, staff, and the workplace, meeting NSW Health employee or contractor obligations for safety.

ISLHD has 20 mandatory training modules (including new employee orientation) that all new staff need to complete within the first month of employment. Most mandatory training is completed online through My Health Learning (MHL). Some training is also conducted face-to-face.


Further questions?

If you have any questions prior to your first day, please contact your manager or the Workforce Support Team. Contact details can be found in your letter of offer. 

We look forward to seeing you on your first day!